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OnePlus 5 – everything we know about the upcoming phone so far

The OnePlus 5 is without a doubt, one of the most anticipated phones of 2017, only possibly third behind the Samsung Galaxy S8 (which was launched in April), and the iPhone 8 which will debut later this year, The following image was posted on the company’s Weibo account today, as a teaser for the OnePlus 5.


OnePlus’ upcoming phone reportedly made a sneaky appearance on Instagram yesterday, and you will not believe who posted the images. It was the company's CEO, Carl Pei. And before you ask, Oh my god! Is that the OnePlus 5?, It looks terrible. Of course it does, and that's because that is not the real casing.

OnePlus-5 dual rear cameras 2 OnePlus-5 dual rear cameras

courtesy: Suhant Mehta

Do you really think Pei is going to unveil the phone in a self-posted leak? No way. The dual rear cameras is likely a real thing, and the phone is probably real too, but the device is masked using a fake casing to create hype, and to prevent people from seeing the actual design. We have no clue what the third sensor is, it could be a fingerprint sensor.

OnePlus 5 launch date – currently unknown

OnePlus recently confirmed to The Verge, that the OnePlus 5 will be released this summer. But there is no concrete information about it yet.

OnePlus 5 model number is A5000:


The OnePlus 5 moniker has been confirmed by a listing on Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website, which clearly states that the model number of the device is A5000. It makes sense, as the company named its OnePlus One as A1000, OnePlus 2 as A2000, and so on.

OnePlus 5 Dual Rear Cameras:

According to EXIF info recovered from images taken with a OnePlus 5 (courtesy: True-Tech), the OnePlus 5 has an f.2.0 aperture, and a shutter speed of 1.33 s (0.33 seconds). The photos  reveal that the width and length of the photo are 4680 x 3480 pixels, as in 4K resolution. Tthe following image, which shows an odd blur in the depth, suggests there are dual cameras on the device. The EXIF also shows that the OnePlus 5 runs on Android Nougat 7.1.1.


The location details point to China, which as we know the company operates from.

Note: Exif information is not 100% genuine always, so take of that what you will.

According to Avinash at Androidpure, unverified rumours suggest that the OnePlus 5 will reportedly flaunt a 23 megapixel rear camera as part of its dual cameras set up, and a 16 megapixel front camera for selfies.

OnePlus 5 RAM, processor, display, battery capacity:

The OnePlus 5 has been said to come with 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage, but could also come with 8GB of RAM with 256GB of internal memory. The device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, and will adorn a 1080p display, rather a 2K screen. This is mostly due to unavailability of display panels from Samsung. The OnePlus 5 will pack a 3,600 mAh battery.